Woman Suffering from Mental Health Issue

COVID-19 Worsens Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—but Therapy Offers Coping Skills

The pandemic has heightened OCD phobias such as fear of germs. Yet some patients say experience with anxiety, and treatment for it, gives them an advantage.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally in control. As someone who has battled obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental health issues since early childhood, it’s been a long journey.

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